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Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Religion

chapter seven
RELIGION

PhilipM.Soergel

IMPORTANT EVENTS … 258
OVERVIEW … 262
TOPICS

The Late-Medieval Church … 264
Renaissance Piety … 269
The Reformation's Origins … 277
The Spread of Protestantism in Northern Europe … 285
The Council of Trent … 294

SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE

John Calvin … 302
Catherine of Siena … 303
Ignatius Loyola … 305
Martin Luther … 306
St. Teresa of Avila … 308

DOCUMENTARY SOURCES … 309

SIDEBARS AND PRIMARY DOCUMENTS
Primary sources are listed in italics
Heretical Criticism (Wycliffe argues against transubstantiation in an excerpt from his Trialogus) … 266
Milestones in the Renaissance Papacy … 267
The Imitation of Christ (excerpt from Kempis's devotional classic commenting on education) … 275
Mystical Visions (excerpt from Capua's Life of St. Catherine) … 276
The Role of the Scriptures (introduction to Erasmus's translation of the New Testament) … 278
Humanism vs. Scholasticism (excerpt from Von Hutten's Letters of Obscure Men) … 280
Luther's Tower Experience (excerpt from Luther's autobiography describing a revelation he experienced) … 283
The Majesty of God (excerpt from Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion) … 290
The Martyrdom of Coligny (excerpt from a history detailing the murder of the Duke of Coligny) … 291
Jesuit Missions (letter from Xavier concerning missionary work in India) … 298
The Inquisition Investigates Art (excerpt from Veronese's testimony before the Inquisition) … 299

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